As appreciation of the value of Data Journalism continues to rise around the world, efforts to ensure global inclusive adoption must be unrelenting, especially in climes with little penetration.
It is in keeping with this commitment that the Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism (RCDIJ) has maintained a dedication to empowering Nigerian and African journalists with the skill set needed to practice professional data journalism.
This year, our dedicated platform for this important endeavour —RCDIJ Data Journalism Masterclass— will be focusing on public sector finances, with a close look on open contracting, procurement and projects monitoring. These areas of focus could not have come at a better time given the controversies that have surrounded contract awards, and distribution of resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating impacts. We believe empowering journalists to provide necessarily checks will help ensure transparency and accountability.
We are delighted to partner with internationally reputed organizations for this highly anticipated masterclass. Our esteemed partners include: Open Contracting Partnership, Code for Africa, BudgIT, Tracka, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), and JetSystems.
This is our online whistleblowing platform for users to share sensitive information and documents with RCDIJ.
The goal is to offer confidentiality for anyone who knows of potential or executed illicit transactions, frauds, scams, corruption, environmental disasters, rights violations etc., and wants to make them public but are scared of likely detrimental repercussions.
Here is a guide to leaking us information:
It might seem old-fashioned, but posting documents is the safest way to get information to us anonymously. Don’t write your name or any return address on the envelope, and ideally don’t post the documents from your home, workplace or anywhere near those locations.
You can contact RCDIJ on +234 809 049 1377 and ask to speak to our representative Chidi Chinedu
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to an individual staff member. Bear in mind that normal emails can be traced and hacked, even if you set up a new account using a fake name.